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Carolyn A. Lin is a Professor of Communication Sciences. Lin’s research interests focus on the content, uses, and effects of new media technologies, health communication, advertising, public relations, and international communication. She is the founder of the Communication Technology Division at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Some of her current research projects include two federally-funded studies that implement interactive-media technology based health intervention programs, an externally-funded study that examines the diffusion effects of digital and satellite radio technology. She was a recipient of a University Distinguished Research Faculty award.
David J. Atkin is a Professor of Communication Sciences. Atkin has done work on the adoption, use, and regulation of new media. He received the prestigious Krieghbaum Under-40 award, granted annually for distinction in research by the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communciation. Atkin was a recipient of a University Distinguished Research as well as Teaching Awards. He is ranked among the 80 most prolific scholars in the history of our discipline, the 25 most prolific since 1995, and the two most prolific scholars in telecommunication as well as communication policy.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Information society.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Telecommunication -- Social aspects.